cane

[ keyn ]
/ keɪn /

noun

verb (used with object), caned, can·ing.

to flog with a cane.
to furnish or make with cane: to cane chairs.

Nearby words

  1. candy-striper,
  2. candyass,
  3. candyfloss,
  4. candygram,
  5. candytuft,
  6. cane chair,
  7. cane gall,
  8. cane grass,
  9. cane piece,
  10. cane rat

Origin of cane

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin canna < Greek kánna < Semitic; compare Akkadian qanū, Hebrew qāneh reed

Related formscane·like, adjectivecan·y, adjectivere·cane, verb (used with object), re·caned, re·can·ing.un·caned, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for recane

cane

1
/ (keɪn) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formscaner, noun

Word Origin for cane

C14: from Old French, from Latin canna, from Greek kanna, of Semitic origin; related to Arabic qanāh reed

cane

2
/ (keɪn) /

noun

dialect a female weasel

Word Origin for cane

C18: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for recane
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